Karnataka betters CBSE Class XII results

Karnataka betters CBSE Class XII results

Goa tops the list in southern region which sees slight dip

Class XII CBSE students in Karnataka schools have outshone last year’s results, with an overall pass percentage of 96.46 this year. Last year, the State schools had recorded an overall pass percentage of 96.16.

Students celebrate their success in CBSE XII examinations after the declaration of results in Bangalore on Monday. KPNHowever, the Chennai Region (Southern), under which Karnataka schools figure, has seen a marginal dip in the overall performance. Goa has recorded the highest pass rate in the south, at 97.21 per cent.

In Karnataka, the results of both boys and girls have been equally poised. While 96.54 per cent of the boys who took the examination passed, 96.35 per cent of the girls have been declared successful. The total number of candidates who appeared from Karnataka alone stood at 5,818 this year, nearly 100 more than the 5,729 candidates who took the exam last year.

Overall, girls continue to outshine boys in the entire southern region which includes all South Indian states, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, Goa, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu.

Releasing the macro-picture for the Chennai region at a news conference in Chennai, shortly after the individual results were published on the CBSE website on Monday morning, D T Sudarshan Rao, CBSE’s Regional Officer, said that overall 90.59 per cent of the total of 67,707 students who appeared for Class XII exam had passed. This was slightly lower than the overall pass percentage for the South achieved last year at 91.32 per cent, he said.

Of the total students who took the exam, the number of boys was significantly higher (36, 923) than the number of girls (30,784). Yet, girls did better with 92.67 per cent of them emerging successful, against a total success rate of 88.87 per cent for boys in the South.

Among the other states and Union territories, the overall pass percentage this year is Andhra Pradesh (87.53 per cent), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (66.68), Daman and Diu (82.61), Goa (highest in the South - 97.21), Kerala (91.6 per cent), Lakshadweep (66.67), Maharashtra (92.77), Pondicherry (95.98), and Tamil Nadu (95.57). 

While CBSE no longer gave any school-wise ranking of individual boys and girls performance across the country, Rao said that for those candidates who had not been successful, the last date for applying for “compartment examination” was June 22. Apply till June 30 with fine.

The candidates could also apply for “rechecking” marks online within five days from the declaration of results, by remitting a demand draft for Rs 300 per subject, Rao said.

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